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2 members ( thanks Borderline & Cassie )think this is Chicory (Cichorium Intybus) .
Attached better photo.  Is it biennial or perineal ? 


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,074
    Perennial, but when I had it it wasn't particularly long-lived. I've grown a new batch from  seed this year so I'll see h
    Ow it goes this time.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    they're so short lived I thought they were biennials :) 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Definitely Cichorium Intybus, this one is in its second year and will hopefully come back but seeds will be taken anyway.  Growing in between a pear and a cultivated blackberry and also 8ft+.  Must be a good year for chicory!  :)


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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    I must have the rare perennial variety. It seems to form deep tap roots, looks a lot like dandelions before it shoots up, But I admit it looks glorious, even if it was meant to be in the wildflower bit, but has moved into the herbaceous border.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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